How possible are teenagers to get really sick with tick-borne encephalitis?

Just as possible. as adults who contract the disease. Only a small portion of infected individuals become ill and of those only 20 percent go on to the second more severe phase of the disease. Tick born encephalitis is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. There is now a vaccine.
Encephalitis. is a serious infection of the brain that a range of clinical manifestations from confusion, to paranoid ideations, to seizures and ultimately coma. some of are tick born diseases.

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I was first diagnosed with tick borne encephalitis in 2009. Still get sick all the time. Now have brain damage as a result of the infection.?

Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, encephalitis contracted from any source (ticks, mosquitos, etc.) can result in neurological dysfunction. If you were treated for the appropriate tick illness, there should not be any remaining infective agent, but it is possible that your immune system may be slightly disrupted. See you doctor for a reevaluation. Read more...

What is tick borne encephalitis (tbe)?  

Virus from tick bite. Tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is inflammation of the brain, caused by one of several viruses that are transmitted by tick bites. A tbe vaccine is available in canada and some european countries, but not yet in the U.S.. Read more...

What are the symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis?

Brain inflammation. Symptoms may include headache, altered ability to concentrate and focus, acute fatigue and a picture consistent with chronic fatigue and altered mental status. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: tick borne encephalitis?

Arthropod. Or insect induced infection due to bite or sting which infects the brain causing perhaps a life threatening illness. In several areas of the country ticks are carried by deer, and these have a viral host which could cause lyme disease.. Rocky mountain spotted fever is another such infection. Read more...
Disease carrier. The human body is pretty well protected. We can block disease agents by protective defenses in the nose, mouth, lungs, skin, gut. However, certain agents can get injected into us by insects. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are the more common carriers of disease agents that get injected. Once the agent gets into our blood stream it can go directly to the brain causing encephalitis. Read more...

Do you think I'll need a tick borne encephalitis jab if I am going to go to Europe?

Not available in US. If you'll be living & working in a high-risk area for a year or more, you may want to get the 3-dose series of vaccines over 6 months that are required, if available. Otherwise, use precautions against tick bites. . Read more...

Is there a cure for tick borne encephalitis?

No. Tick-borne encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by a virus carried by ticks. Because the condition is caused by a virus, medicines like antibiotics do not work. Treatment involves symptom relief for fever & dehydration. Most patients only experience very early stages of the condition & recover completely. Only 10-20% of patients experience long-term effects afterward. Read more...
Yes- yourself. There is no specific drug to treat tbe. It depends on the effectiveness your immune system ito clear the virus infection. Hospitalization and supportive care may be needed, based on the severity of the infection. Anti-inflammatory drugs, intubation and ventilatory support maybe used in specific situations. Read more...